Feeding chicks crushed growers pellets

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by stokiechicks, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. stokiechicks

    stokiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm out of chick crumb and can't get any till after xmas (I live in the city). I've been feeding my day old chicks mashed boiled eggs so far. However, can I crush some growers pellets and feed them that just for a week?

    Or is there any thing else I can be feeding them?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A week will not kill them. It isn't likely long enough for the high calcium to have many serious side effects. But.... do get them off it ASAP, and oh yeah, next time?

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  3. stokiechicks

    stokiechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks [​IMG]

    I know me bad. I was depending on my local city pet shop, they usually have chick crumb but sod's law not at xmas when I need it urgently. I'll be buying a years supply soon s I can get my hands on it.
     
  4. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are grower pellets you will be fine. Layer pellets would have too much calcium, but grower pellets will not.
     

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